Saturday, March 29, 2014

Smoothie Saturday#13 - Frozen Strawberry & Kiwi-Banana


Frozen Strawberry & Kiwi-Banana Smoothie by Angie Ouellette-Tower photo 2014-01-23_zps47aeac33.jpg

Smoothie Saturday #13 - Frozen Strawberry & Kiwi-Banana
 
A while ago I bought - The "NutriBullet". Since then I have been creating many smoothie creations.

Today is the thirteenth "Smoothie Saturday" where I will share one of my smoothie recipes.

In this recipe it's all about home-frozen strawberries and fresh kiwis & bananas.
Click HERE to learn how to freeze your own Strawberries


Today we are going to concentrate on Kiwi. 
Kiwi - has wonderful antioxidant properties because it is so high in Vitamin C & is said to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.  Kiwi also help prevent macular degeneration and cataracts.   This fruit is also high in fiber.  The oil in the little black seeds is rich in "Alpha-Linoleic Acid" which is an Omega-3 essential fatty-acid. (again - I'm not a doctor and this is NOT medical advice - please see my "disclaimer" at the bottom of this post).


1 Kiwi (peeled, rinsed & cut in half)
1/2 banana (peeled)
3 or 4 strawberries (frozen)

1 teaspoon flax seeds

1 tablespoon nuts (coconut goes well with this smoothie!)

1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder

1/2 cup kefir (or yogurt)


1/4 cup water (if it is too thick)


 




Begin with the smaller "NutriBullet" container and use the "nut & seed" blade to blend & chop the nuts & flax seeds. Now place the remaining ingredients (including the processed seeds & nuts from the first step) into the larger "NutriBullet" container and use the "smoothie" blade. Blend for about 30 seconds (or until fully blended).  NOTE:  you might want to allow the frozen strawberries to thaw a bit at room temperature for about 10 minutes before blending (the strawberries might be too hard depending on what temperature your freezer is kept).


IMPORTANT: For the pictures in this post I used my larger blender because I was making this smoothie for 3 people instead of 1 person.  However - this recipe is measured for one and for the use of the "NutriBullet" (the pictures will not match the ingredient amounts in this recipe).


All of my smoothie recipes on this blog are measured for the "NutriBullet" and are a single serving - if you have a different kind of blender that has a larger capacity then you may increase the amount of ingredients according to your desired smoothie needs. The ingredients in this recipe measure close to the max line of the NutriBullet. 


Frozen Strawberry & Kiwi-Banana Smoothie by Angie Ouellette-Tower photo 003_zpsabf4dfd3.jpg


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4 comments:

  1. My oldest daughter loves Strawberry's Kiwi and bananas. I bet she will love this smoothie. I use to do a lot of smoothies and got out of it the past couple years. I think it would be great to re-introduce them to the kids.

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  2. Yum, yum! I've wanted to get the Nutribullet. I've heard that it stands up to the Vitamix and the Ninja. Considering it's normally half the price of the other one, it's definitely one to consider. As summer arrives, we will be blending more too! :) Thanks for sharing with Countdown in Style.

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  3. This sounds really good and I love the idea of adding coconut. My sister has a Nutribullet and after seeing it work I definitely want one! Thanks for sharing on the Four Seasons Blog Hop.

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